Fun in funky center of Ri
Posted Jun 5, 2016 on Hotels
The staff at the Hotel were very helpful & friendly. Most spoke some English or Spanish. One young desk clerk, Fabian, spoke excellent English & loved talking with me & warned about being careful in the streets late at night & near some of the tourist sights. Lots of homeless people in this part of Rio sleeping near the restaurants & hotels on the sidewalks. Many very fine Graffiti murals on buildings & narrow side streets. Rio seems to embrace as a real art form. Not just scribbling & defacing as I found in Central Buenas Aires. Lots of nice old building facades. Lots of life in the streets. My room on the 6th floor was mostly quiet. Week ends some late partying at restaurants on corner. Turning air on fan covered the sounds. No trouble sleeping. Fine view from roof top patio area. Pool was more like a large cooling tub, nor for swimming.